… orders albatross soup, takes a sip of the soup, pulls out a gun, and kills himself. So… why did he kill himself?
Albatross Soup is an animated short hybrid documentary film based on an entertaining yet disturbing lateral thinking puzzle. With the help of the team at Radiolab, over 50 people have been recorded trying to guess this riddle using only “yes” or “no” questions. The film is a visual representation of the riddle unraveling as we hear a rapid fire kaleidoscopic soundscape of questions from each participant. An all knowing God-like voice guides the story by answering “yes” or “no” for each question.
Director/Editor/Artist Winnie Cheung walked the idea into Picture Farm and our team put their arms around it best we could, aiding voices, movements, technical and moral support.
A full slate of premieres and screenings are in the works. Stay tuned.